Stolen Church Gelato and Coffee
Circle Café goes beyond just your regular café. They also serve as an organic grocer, offering healthy quality supplements, organic produce and a zero waste refill station.
Inspired by Melbourne, Australia’s coffee culture, Begginnings is a local fav for a classic flat white and incredible brunch menu including their infamous fried chicken and waffles. Open daily Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 3 pm, this hot spot is an absolute must if you are looking for a caffeine fix and a full belly.
The Invermere Bakery (Quality Bakery) is possibly the most iconic and recognizable storefronts in all of Invermere. The building is in the centre of town, and you can’t miss it with the giant pretzel on the roof! In 1981, Peter Banga became the owner of Quality Bakery and has carried on a fine baking tradition, continuing to improve products and their availability throughout the Columbia Valley today. Seven days a week the Invermere Bakery pairs a different treat to have with your brew of choice. This is a great reason to visit often!
Coffee at Panorama
After skiing a few morning turns warm-up at the Summit Hut with a view and a hot cup of coffee. Grab a bite and your second ski cup from Snowlicious, or the Mile One Hut. Surrounded by stunning mountain views, enjoy a cozy lunch in the Elkhorn Cabin or explore the Village and visit the Fireside Cafe or while you’re getting your skis tuned stop and enjoy a beverage at the Cappuccino Bar.
There is no shortage of great cafes serving up incredible coffee, baked goods, and homemade soups if your travels take you to the south end of the Columbia Valley.
Village Social – Columbia Lake Coffee
Located in the Village of Canal Flats, is a cozy café known as Village Social. Although being new to the scene, these owners know how to leave a great first impression with their unique and delicious paninis, noodle bowls and fresh pastries. Pair your dish of choice with an excellent cup of coffee and you’ll be left with a happy and full belly.
Valley Coffee Co.
Nestled at the base of the ruggedly beautiful Rocky Mountains is the perfect place to warm up after a long day of hiking or skiing. Located in Fairmont Hot Springs, Valley Coffee Co. provides nothing but good times and brews for their customers. With 5 star reviews, friendly staff and an abundance of wonderful deserts you’ll be guaranteed to receive a warm welcome with your pipping hot cup of joe!
Steamers Café at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Conveniently located in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Lodge, Steamers offers visitors plenty of grab and go options and a great variety of hot and cold-brewed beverages to choose from on their menu.
Continuing your cafe crawl to the north, you will find yourself passing through the tiny community of Windermere. Windermere is home to two incredible cafes, both family-owned businesses with deep roots in the Valley.
Edible Acres Café
Open seasonally, Edibles Café is surrounded by the beauty and greenery of Winderberry’s nursery and is dedicated to honouring the earth and our farmers. The Cafe is committed to using organic ingredients, sourcing humanely-raised, and hormone-free meat, and cooking with the bounty of fresh vegetables that come directly harvested from their on-site Edible Acres Farm.
Edible Café owners, Randy MacSteven and Anna Steedman, are the heart of Edibles Café. Sit back and indulge in a scrumptious bite of baking and specialty coffee and let yourself be lulled into relaxation as the water fountains trickle.
Hopkins Harvest featuring the Hot Spot
Hopkins Harvest was established in 1995. The Hot Spot was added in 2014. Open daily at 7:00 a.m. and featuring Rose Bros Coffee, stop in and try one of their special recipe coffees and awaken your taste buds.
Let your taste buds take you to the North end of the Columbia Valley where the coffee is bold, the pastries are plenty, and the cafes are as unique as the communities in which they reside.
Screamers Ice Cream Café
I scream, you scream, we all scream for coffee and ice cream! Screamers is the place to be if you are looking to step back in time to the retro era and enjoy your next cup of joe. Not only do they serve espresso based beverages, but they have a whole range of delicious ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Big Horn Café
Located in the heart of the peaceful village of Radium Hot Springs you will find the Big Horn Café, serving 49th Parallel Coffee and tea. Owner Carleen Campbell brings incredible energy to the Village of Radium Hot Springs, where The Big Horn Café serves up some of the finest hand made pastries in town, and has a delicious menu featuring homemade soups and sandwiches.
Spilli Station Cafe
Open May through September, visitors and locals alike can enjoy specialty coffees, home-baked goodies, daily meal specials, and mouthwatering desserts at the Spilli Station Cafe. Be sure to try a slice of their famous Peanut Butter Pie!
Years before the building became a cafe, it was the Spillimacheen Ranger Station for the BC Forest Service, which was established in 1952. In 1974, the district amalgamated with the Invermere Ranger District when the Spillimacheen station was reduced to a small staff until it closed in 1983.
Beeland Market & b.stro…to go
Located in the historic Spillimacheen Trading Post, you will find Beeland Market & b.stro…to go. Find the ultimate gourmet take-out, fresh seasonal honey, preserves, gourmet foods, and beauty products – all made with the goodness of pure Rocky Mountain Honey. Enjoy a specialty or drip coffee and fresh-baked treats such as chocolatines, almondines or a maple and pecan danish.
The Columbia Valley is rich in history and bold in flavour, come discover for yourself as you partake of delicious treats and a warm (or cold) cup of your favourite brew …. don’t forget to tag us when sharing your images on your social media channels.
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